“I would be remiss if I did not send a “special” thank you for the extraordinary job that MKDA did renovating our office space. The finished space is fantastic and functions well. Your team accomplished the look and feel of what we wanted… our fondest expectations were met.” – Joel S. Hirschtritt, Partner
MKDA worked to incorporate modern, lively design elements into Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt’s (THSH) office while maintaining its original classic and clean look to pay homage to the firm’s rich heritage. Although THSH requested to keep their existing perimeter office layout across both floors, they still wanted to update the design in order to attract and retain young employees. The project team immediately installed new glass office fronts resulting in more openness and an abundance of natural light.
Additionally, in order to accommodate their growing headcount, new interior offices were added and certain rooms were converted into double private offices. Old-fashioned corner offices were also transformed into collaboration spaces and conference rooms to emphasize their commitment to improved functionality. The 12th floor conference room, for instance, features an innovative sliding glass door, which allows the space to double in size for larger corporate events.
MKDA modernized the reception area to bring more personality to the space. The previous dark wood paneling and dark marble flooring were replaced with a medium walnut tone and a white carrara porcelain floor tile to give reception a lighter and more welcoming atmosphere. Moreover, the team added a star-like decorative pendant to help guide an individual’s gaze towards the new marble wall along the internal stair. Vibrant furniture provides a pop of color to the area and a patterned rug creates visual interest.
The most significant change to the space was the addition of a large open cafe area with banquette seating and high top tables to promote collaboration and socialization. This new design delivers a burst of color and modern aesthetic with a blue glass backsplash, graphic wall coverings and multi-color glass globe pendants. These elements enhance the space’s original sophisticated design through infusing it with contemporary ideas that will engage the next generation of legal talent.